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Social Welfare (Minor)

About the Program

The social welfare minor will be directed to students who are interested in social welfare issues but are majoring in other disciplines. Minors can profit from understanding the welfare system and taking courses relevant to various groups who often are impacted by or are part of the welfare system. This information will serve as an enhancement to the students' major discipline and/or add to their knowledge as good citizens. Along with certain majors, additional knowledge about social welfare may improve employability, though social welfare minors will not be able to serve as social workers.

Acceptance criteria: CWP 102, Math 311, BIO 101, and a minimum GPA of 2.5.

About the Social Work Department

C115 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-5705
Fax: (716) 878-3240

Program Requirements

Total Required Credit Hours 18 cr

Required Courses (12 cr):

SWK 220 Introduction to Social Work
SWK 301 Poverty and Public Policy
SWK 320 Social Service Organizations
PSC 364 American Public Policy
PSC 415 Urban Public Policy

Electives (6cr): Select two of the following:

SOC 312 Women in Society
SOC/AAS 321 The African-American Family
SOC 350 Power, Class, and Inequality
SOC 351 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
EXE 100 Nature and Needs of Individuals with Special Needs
HIS 363 American Identity in Transition: Diversity and Pluralism in the U.S.
ANT 307 Urban Anthropology
PSC375 Race, Sex, and Politics of Myth and Story

A minor may include no more than two courses at the lower division.
The minor will accept a maximum of three courses of transfer credit.

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